Rosicrucianism

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Ro·si·cru·cian

 (rō′zĭ-kro͞o′shən, rŏz′ĭ-)
n.
1. A member of one of several international organizations such as the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis, devoted to the study of ancient mystical, philosophical, and religious doctrines and concerned with the application of these doctrines to modern life.
2. A member of any of several secret organizations or orders of the 1600s and 1700s concerned with the study of religious mysticism and professing esoteric religious beliefs.
adj.
Of or relating to Rosicrucians or their philosophy.

[From New Latin (Frāter) Rosae Crucis, (Brother) of the Cross of the Rose, translation of German Rosenkreutz, surname of the traditional founder of the society.]

Ro′si·cru′cian·ism n.
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Rosicrucianism

the principles, institutions, or practices of the Rosicrucian Order, especially claims to various forms of occult knowledge and power, and esoteric religious practices. — Rosicrucian, n., adj.
See also: Religion
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Noun1.Rosicrucianism - the theological doctrine that venerates the rose and the cross as symbols of Christ's Resurrection and redemption; claims various occult powers
theological doctrine - the doctrine of a religious group
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